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    DescriptionThis title covers one ot the defining periods of European history. The series of wars between the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire produced the famous battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, as well as the ill-fated attempt to overthrow the Persian king in 400 BC, which helped to inspire the conquests of Alexander the Great. To tell the story of these momentous events, of the lives of great men and women, of the societies and cultures that produced them and to explain how and why they came into conflict was the aim of Herodotus, "the Father of History", whose account of the wars is our principal source and the first book to be called a "history".


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    Title
    The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip de Souza
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841763583
    ISBN 10: 1841763586
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 51
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC21: 938.03
    DC22: 938.03
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 938/.03
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: DF225 .D44 2003B
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, JWLF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    20 b&w and 20 colour illustrations, chronology
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    19 February 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Philip de Souza FRHistS studied History and Classics at Royal Holloway College, London. He is the author of 'Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World' (Cambridge, 1999), plus numerous articles and essays on Greek and Roman history. He is a contributor to the forthcoming 'Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare' and is currently finishing a book on Ancient Naval Warfare, to be published by Routledge. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical, Social and Cultural Studies at St Mary's College, University of Surrey, where he teaches ancient history, including a course on 'War and Society in the Ancient World'.
    Review quote
    "I am most favorably impressed by the Essential Histories series on the American Civil War. Written by four of the best historians of the military course of the war, these volumes provide a lucid and concise narrative of the campaigns in both the Eastern and Western theaters as well as penetrating analyses of strategies and leadership. Ideal for classroom use or fireside reading."
    Table of contents
    Introduction and Chronology; Background to war; Warring sides; Outbreak; The fighting; Portrait of a soldier; The world around war; Portrait of a civilian; How the war ended; Conclusion and consequences